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  • Blog rating control with RadRating and the power of WCF Restful Services

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    One of the most requested features for Sitefinity 4 has recently been a rating control for blogs (and other content). This is the reason why I decided to show you in this post how to make one yourself. However, this post is not only about how to integrate a RadRating ...
  • Migration Webinar Notes

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    Thank you for attending the Sitefinity 3 to 4 Migration webinar. Below are some notes including a summary of the Q and A at the end. If you have additional questions about migration be sure to visit our Sitefinity Migration Discussion Forum. If you have questions about our special ...
  • Search Index with custom fields in sitefinity 4

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    This is going to be a HOW to configure  the search indexes in sitefinity to index and search on more than the default fields.  1. You have to add the fields in sitefinity search index. The search system is based on the publishing system so the way to add additional ...
  • Hosting recommendations and setup

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    There are many hosting options for a Sitefinity website ranging from basic shared hosting plans to sophisticated on-premise or cloud hosting deployment configurations.  You should choose the right hosting option for you based on the purpose of your website serves to the organization. Some factors to consider are: Value of ...
  • Upcoming Webinar: Migrating Your Website From Sitefinity 3 to 4

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    Register In recent months, Telerik has invested heavily on improving the migration story for Sitefinity 3.7 customers. The migration tool, once a separate, community-supported tool on Codeplex has now been fully integrated into Sitefinity 4, and each release brings a wealth of improvements based on real-world user feedback. Since our ...
  • Ecommerce Payment Provider Model

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    Sitefinity 4.3 offers a new feature for developers to implement payment processors of their choice using  the “Payment Provider Model”.  Once a developer implements their payment provider, the payment transaction occurs transparently in the background providing a common and easy checkout experience for the customer. There are many payment processors ...
  • What's New in Sitefinity Documentation - November 2011

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    During the last couple of months we’ve been busy working on quite a few optimizations and improvements in Sitefinity. You can take a look at the 4.3 release notes for details. Meanwhile, our documentation team kept improving the articles and resources, taking your feedback into account. This blog post is ...
  • Getting started with RESTful services in Sitefinity

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    Sitefinity 4.x exposes a full set of Web Services. These services follow the RESTful pattern. Most simply explained this means that you are able to access and modify Sitefinity resources(think pages, news, events, blogs, users, permissions, workflows, anything). The way you are able to do that is by making a simple HTTP request to ...
  • Sitefinity Partners share insights on best practices for website disaster recovery and backup scenarios

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    I asked our Sitefinity partners the question “What do you recommend as best practices around disaster recovery and backup/recovery of a Sitefinity website?” and here is what they shared: Jochem Bökkers LinkedIn VIFE, Sitefinity Consulting and Development I don't know if it qualifies as 'best practices' and it's definitely ...
  • Creating custom sidebar widgets

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    This blog post, as many others, is inspired by a client support request. I've decided to put post it, so others can use the code to create their own sidebar widgets for their custom modules. In this post I am going to sample how you can extend a built in ...
  • Custom URL Formats for Sitefinity Content Modules

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    All content items in Sitefinity have URLs that are generated automatically from a given format. The default format includes the publication date and item title with the URL, and removes special characters at the same time. The URL format is configurable and this article explains how you can modify it....
  • Formatting Sitefinity 4.x content summary

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    Back in Sitefinity 3.x control designers for content view controls allowed you to set Summary Settings for your list view, which allowed you to cut of the first N words from the content item's content or other meta field. This is described on Sitefinity Watch here: Formatting your Sitefinity Blog ...
  • Selecting Sitefinity 4 Content Inside Widget Designers

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    We’ve explored the different properties you can edit using Widget Designers, from editing basic widget properties to using AJAX Rad Controls. Today, we’ll see how it’s possible to add selectors for Sitefinity content in your widgets. Sitefinity Fields Although Sitefinity 4 currently does not include the web editors from ...
  • The power of post-purchase processing hooks in Ecommerce!

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    We introduced a very powerful feature in Sitefinity 4.2 SP 1 that allows you to implement customized code through a post-purchase processing hook in the Ecommerce module.   A software developer can create  custom code and register the code to be called after two specific events.  The first event that can ...
  • Sitefinity – This is what you missed in September 2011

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    September was a very busy month.  Even being on the inside the news and information has flown faster than I can digest.  If I’m overwhelmed, then I’m guessing everyone else is too.  Below I’ve summarized the highlights from this past month. Major Highlights Sitefinity 4.2 SP1 was released – This ...
  • How to add browse and edit functionality to custom controls and modules

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    If you want to allow your editors to edit some already published content without having them go to Sitefinity backend and edit widget or content item you can use Sitefinity built in Browse and Edit functionality.    Here I will describe how to implement it in your custom widgets or ...
  • 404 and custom Parameters

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    In Sitefinity 4 we support parameters in the URL , not only in the query string. The only problem for now is that we have to be able to tell the difference between a valid URL and an invalid one. But when the URL does contain parameters, it gets a ...
  • Sitefinity 4.2 SP1 is now available

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    Earlier today, the Sitefinity team announced the availability of Sitefinity 4.2 SP1.  Here is a snapshot from Twitter announcing the latest release. What’s New Although this is a Service Pack (and thus primarily focused on polish and fixes), a handful of nice new features were introduced. Import an existing ...
  • How to Publish Content Items in the Past

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    As usual, we’ve packed a lot of fixes and improvements in the just released 4.2 SP1 of Sitefinity. If you still haven’t checked it out, go download it from your account. With this blog post, I want to highlight a feature we’ve implemented that was requested a lot. From ...
  • Avoiding uneditable content in your Sitefinity Templates

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    Recently I was creating a custom widget template for the Sitefinity Blog Widget.  As part of my design, I needed to add some text to this template.  Because I was already modifying the template I simply typed this content directly into my template. Thou shalt not manage content outside the ...